The first question to ask yourself before you start your fencing career is
“What do I want to keep in our out?”
Is it a boundary fence, to keep wondering livestock off my garden, or a boundary to keep out dogs and smaller animals?
Is it a fence to keep my dog safe, or a fence for grazing sheep or cattle? Will we want to have a horse at some time in the future?
The Hello Fence builder will step you through the ideal fence for your needs.
There are 4 fence types that we recommend for general use – all making use of a pre-fabricated mesh for faster installation.
Most options will feature a barbed top wire, to prevent animals from leaning on the fence and damaging its integrity…..this can be replaced by a smooth wire top, or an electric fence hot wire.
Boundary Fences – Hinged Joint or Stiff Stay Mesh with 300mm spaced vertical wires, and graduated horizontal wires where the hole at the bottom of the mesh is smaller than the hole at the top.
This is ideal to keep larger animals in and wondering animals out of your property.
With less wire per metre, it is the most economical option.
Livestock Fences – Hinged Joint or Stiff Stay Mesh with 150mm spaced vertical wires, and graduated horizontal wires where the hole at the bottom of the mesh is smaller than the hole at the top.
This is a fence that will suit most farm animals, including larger dogs.
Horse & Livestock Fences -a Stiff Stay Mesh with a consistent hole size of 50mm (vertical) x 100mm (horizontal). This is a very strong mesh – the ultimate multi-purpose mesh, that will also contain inquisitive animals like goats, as well as large animals such as horses. The small mesh size means that if a horse lashes out against the fence, its hoof will bounce back, avoiding any tangling injuries with wire.
When containing horses, we do not recommend using a barbed wire, instead review our Zappa or Equirail range
Livestock Wire Netting Fences – a Hexagonal Wire Mesh with a consistent hole size of 40mm (hex shape). This is a mesh with the tightest hole available – suitable for small animals, poultry and is often used as a Rabbit Proofing mesh. To exclude rabbits from your property, it is recommended to bury 150mm of this mesh at the fence line, to prevent the rabbits from burrowing under the fence.